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The National Quality Strategy is the foundation of NPP’s work. The annual input NPP provides to HHS helps to continuously evolve and improve the strategy to ensure the best care possible for all Americans. NPP also plays a key role in identifying specific ways in which all partners can work together to achieve the aims of better care, affordable care, and healthy people and communities.
NPP put forth its report on national priorities in September 2011. This important work evolved from NPP’s previous input to HHS on national priorities and goals, including a report submitted in October 2010, as well as NPP’s 2008 report, Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America’s Healthcare.
Summary of NPP's Proposed Goals
NPP provided input on goals, measure concepts and strategic opportunities to achieve the National Quality Strategy aims of better health, better care and lower costs. Click on the priorities to learn more about how they have been put into action through the work of the NPP and the National Quality Forum.
- Promote healthy living and well-being through community interventions that result in improvement of social, economic, and environmental factors.
- Promote healthy living and well-being through interventions that result in adoption of the most important healthy lifestyle behaviors across the lifespan.
- Promote healthy living and well-being through receipt of effective clinical preventive services across the lifespan in clinical and community settings.
- Promote cardiovascular health through community interventions that result in improvement of social, economic, and environmental factors.
- Promote cardiovascular health through interventions that result in adoption of the most important healthy lifestyle behaviors across the lifespan.
- Promote cardiovascular health through receipt of effective clinical preventive services across the lifespan in clinical and community settings.
- Improve patient, family, and caregiver experience of care related to quality, safety, and access across settings.
- In partnership with patients, families, and caregivers—and using a shared decision-making process—develop culturally sensitive and understandable care plans.
- Enable patients and their families and caregivers to navigate, coordi¬nate, and manage their care appropriately and effectively.
- Reduce preventable hospital admissions and readmissions.
- Reduce the incidence of adverse healthcare-associated conditions.
- Reduce harm from inappropriate or unnecessary care.
- Improve the quality of care transitions and communications across care settings.
- Improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illness and disabil¬ity by following a current care plan that anticipates and addresses pain and symptom management, psychosocial needs, and functional status.
- Establish shared accountability and integration of communities and healthcare systems to improve quality of care and reduce health disparities.
- Ensure affordable and accessible high-quality healthcare for people, families, employers, and governments.
- Reduce total national healthcare costs per capita by 5 percent and limit the increase in healthcare costs to no more than 1 percent above the consumer price index without compromising quality or access.
- Support and enable communities to ensure accessible, high-quality care while reducing unnecessary costs.
Share the priorities.
Consider sharing the priorities and goals of the National Quality Strategy during your next presentation. Download the NPP slide deck.
Evolution of the National Quality Strategy
HHS released the first National Quality Strategy Progress Report in April 2012, which incorporated nearly all NPP’s recommendations. Read the 2012 Progress Report on the National Quality Strategy.
The NPP continues to provide input on national priorities and goals as well as catalyze action to achieve the aims of the National Quality Strategy.
For more information contact Wendy Prins at 202-783-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.